Midnight Rangers

Todd Mall Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT

We are the Midnight Rangers. Born in the Post-Intervention Apocalypse of Mparntwe, we play country music from stolen, trampled and thirsty country. We necromance the bones of country classics and yell them louder than the Gravy Train we're all riding. This event is part of the Desert Festival opening, Alice Springs Town Council Night Market […]

The Wanted Gems

Todd Mall Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT

Madison and Micaela Hull are a self-taught musical duo band known as The Wanted Gems. This pair of twins are known for their angelic harmonies and unique accompaniment of their ukulele’s. Their style ranges from Indie/Pop to Rock, with the two brought up listening to The Beatles from a very young age and inspired by […]

Pop-Up Cabaret: Homegrown

Todd Mall Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT

BLOOM where you're planted! On The Wing Productions brings their Pop-Up Cabaret to 2022 Desert Festival! Join your host Dan Milne, the Pop-Up Cabaret backing band, and a fantastic lineup of HOMEGROWN talent for some fun tunes. As always the open mic section is available for all BUDDING performers. Email [email protected] to express your interest. […]

Sally Balfour

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

While the isolation and extremes of the NT loom large in Sally Balfour’s songwriting, Sally's music connects on an individual level. Sally Balfour hails from Darwin and will be performing the songs from her debut EP. "Sally Balfour's voice has a resonance that just draws you in and keeps you captivated. Balfour is that special […]

WeSing: KINDRED

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

10 astounding songwriters weave an intimate songbird celebration of connection: ‘KINDRED,’ combining their unique voices, styles and song stories. Be delighted as this supergroup of women and gender diverse performers share their light and insight into our shared humanity. Featuring Bambadino, Ceenah, Fan Fatale, Gleny Rae, Jessie May, Kirra Voller, Kodivine, Velia and XAVIA. Save […]

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Children’s Ground: Ampe-mape Alyelheme! Kids Sing

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Stuart, NT

Anwerne Apurte Alyelheme Anwerne alyelheme angkentye Arrernte-le Anwerne angkentye nenhe lterrke atnyenetyeke Anwerne imerneme ampe mape-ke We are singing together We are singing in our language Arrernte We are keeping our language strong We are teaching it to our children Please join Arrernte families, children and educators from Ampe-kenhe Ahelhe (Children’s Ground) as we share […]

Putrika

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

From Jakarta to Eora, Putrika will bring her alt-soul electronica sound to Mparntwe. Her sound is a combination of multi-layered synths, percussive and groovy beats, ambient soundscapes paired with soulful vocals. Putrika released her first self produced EP ‘Silmara’ at the beginning of the year and got a rotation on multiple Australian local radios. She […]

Song Circle with Emma Trenorden

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Come join the song circle! This workshop is open to people of all levels of singing - the only requirement being a joy for singing with others. Most Sunday afternoons Emma enjoys sharing and leading songs with Splinter Sisters, a small circle of singers in Alice Springs. She will share with you some quick-to-learn songs […]

Kavisha Mazzella: The Fearless Note

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella’s original songs lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Singing in English and Italian, she will take you on an uplifting journey of stories and songs ringing with echoes of Celtic and Fado influences that will strike a resounding chord within. With 8 solo albums […]

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Frank Yamma and Band

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Frank Yamma is one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters, with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries. A Pitjantjatjara man, Frank speaks five languages and sings in Pitjantjatjara and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply evocative voice tell stories of country, protection, heartache, travel and love. Frank Yamma is joined […]

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The Wanted Gems

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Madison and Micaela Hull are a self-taught musical duo band known as The Wanted Gems. This pair of twins are known for their angelic harmonies and unique accompaniment of their ukulele's. Their style ranges from Indie/Pop to Rock, with the two brought up listening to The Beatles from a very young age and inspired by […]

Bambadino: Yearning to Belong

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Bambadino is a Filipino-born lesbian Maths teacher singer-songwriter who yearns to belong. Her songs take you from funny anecdotes to bittersweet ballads about belonging to her body, to her family, to community, to herself. Bambadino lives in Mparntwe wtih her wife, dogs and chickens. She loves singing and watching the sunrise. If you can't make […]

Ronja Moss

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Ronja Moss is a twinkly-eyed singer songwriter who delights in telling tales with her banjo and rolling melodies. Recently relocated to our Nation’s capital, Ronja grew up in the central desert of Alice Springs. Her songs paint pictures; either witnessed, or imagined, endeavouring to take the listener into the lives of her characters and thoughts. […]

Desert Festival Presents: Alice Springs Town Council Pop Up Park

Ross Park 30/32 Undoolya Rd, East Side, NT

The Alice Springs Town Council with support from the Northern Territory Government are proud to bring back the highly successful Pop Up Park Series in 2022, and this edition will feature a curated lineup of exciting Desert Festival talent! This place-based activation series targets Alice Springs families, neighbours and individuals looking for an opportunity to […]

Stellar Sea: Is This Desire?

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Stellar Sea explore our hidden aspirations in a time when we need to desire less for the sustainability of our planet. Weaving live music, projected media and a compelling poetic narrative, they will deliver an embodied experience inspired by PJ Harvey and their own dreams. Stellar Sea are a cohort of post-punk eco queers with […]

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Dina: Should You Lose Your Belongings

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Amidst times of questioning our losses, our sense of belonging and our resilience, songs came to be. This is a collaborative project initiated by Jakarta- born, now Mparntwe-based musician and visual artist Dina Indrasafitri. Dina will be collaborating with local legends such as Dave Crowe and Xavia to create a medley of song, dance and visuals rich […]

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Song Circle With Emma Trenorden

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Come and join the song circle! This workshop is open to people of all levels of singing - the only requirement being a joy for singing with others. Most Sunday afternoons Emma enjoys sharing and leading songs with Splinter Sisters, a small circle of singers in Alice Springs. She will share with you some quick-to-learn […]

MusicNT: Desert Divas

Festival Hub 123 Gap Rd, Alice Springs, NT

Started in 2010 by local First Nations women, Desert Divas is a longstanding development program from MusicNT that links First Nations female songwriters with expert mentors. Be inspired as the 2022 Divas share their hopes, dreams, fears and goals through a diverse musical lens in this moving and family friendly experience! Save on this event […]

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